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In the city.

June 28, 2013, DHNS: 20:07 IST
In sync: Dancers perform 'Kindling'.

MUSIC

Live band

Legendary Indian band Parikrama@22 presents ‘Originals and the Gods of Classic Rock’. The tour will see the band perform ‘Xerox’– their first original composition. This unreleased track was played only once in October 1991. On the occasion of successfully completing 22 years of being together, the band will once again perform the track for their audience. The song is special more so because it stands as testimony to 22 years that the band has stayed together, an unheard of feat in the Indian music industry.

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, DLF Place, Saket, today. Time: 10 pm.
Entry: Rs 500 Cover
Rs 500.

FILMS

Classic cinema

IGNCA Film Circle presents Mudiyettu and Kalamezhuthum Pattam, directed by N Radhakrishnan. Mudiyettu is one of the richest ritualistic traditions of Kerala. Ritualistically, sacred space is created by the ancient drawings of Kalamtyam, an image of a deity, symbolising creation itself. The songs, ritualistic performances and the effacing of the drawings have been documented in this film. Elaborate creation of the kolams invokes the spirit of the deity and Mudiyettu is performed in this space to reenact the mythology. Chenda, maddalam, kuzhala and elathalam are some of the instruments which accompany the performance, today. Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA. Time: 6 pm onwards.

LGBT pride 

The American Centre is also presenting Pariah - a film screening as part of LGBT Pride Month. The film is about a Brooklyn teenager who juggles between conflicting identies and risks friendship, heartbreak and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. Venue: American Center, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, today. Time: 6 pm. Please carry a photo ID

Must watch

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China presents Ocean Heaven. The film is about Wang Xincheng, an ordinary staff member in Ocean Park, who leads a poor life along with his autistic son, Dafu. On learning about his own incurable illness, Wang does all he can to make future arrangements for Dafu in his last few months. Winner of Best Film, Best New Director and Best Actor at the Shanghai Media Awards, Ocean Heaven is a must watch, today. Venue: India Habitat Centre. Time: 7 pm onwards

Fashion film

Sujata Assomul Sippy and Moon River Salon invite you to the screening of The Eye has to Travel. A documentary on the life of Diana Vreeland, the iconic fashion editor who served as Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue and special consultant to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Venue: Moon River, D-16, Defence Colony on June 30. Time: 8 pm onwards.

Celebrating Independence

The American Centre will celebrate Independence Day with blockbuster movies. Films like Star Trek into Darkness will be screened on July 1; The Great Gatsby on July 2; After Earth on July 3 and A Good Day To Die Hard on July 5. The Annual Independence Day celebration at the American Center attracts large numbers of young Delhiites. The week-long celebration will include interaction with US Embassy officials and quiz contests on a number of topics including IPR, followed by the film screening. Time: 6 pm onwards on given days.

ART

Celebrating art

Dr Seema Chaudhary and Nitin Chaudhary celebrate their art show Ganpati and Chromophore. The Chromphore series generates feelings of joy, happiness, contentment and fulfilment in the heart of the onlooker, while the Ganesha series is a tribute to the Elephant God and depicts him in various avatars. The exhibition of the paintings largely consists of two sets of divergent streams of art manifesting itself in their creations of the contemporary art and fantasy art. Venue: Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre from today till June 30. Time: 10 am to 8 pm.

Solo exhibition

Virendra Kumar presents a solo art exhibition, ‘Nocturnal Explorations’. Vijender’s artworks are pure aesthetic pleasure needing no explanation. They are part of an artist’s journey into the creative realm – the realm wherein every artist wants to create a place for himself or herself and remain there till the end of time as part of the eternity. Venue: Shridharni Art Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg from July 1-10. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Kolorbox’s artists

The Kolorbox is presenting ‘Strokes from the East’, it’s first ever exhibition featuring artists from Assam, Manipur and Orissa. Even as many of the works bring alive the local milieu associated with the places of the artists’ birth and growth, the exhibition essentially captures the nuances and diversity of human experience across space and time. The exhibition will showcase works of three promising artists from the East in its first edition. Venue: Convention Foyer, India Habitat Centre from today till June 30th.

Time: 11 am to 8 pm.

DRAMA

Comic play

Behroopiya Entertainers presents Ishq da Syappa and Hi-Punj. Ishq da Syappa is adapted from Moliere’s The Miser, this rib-tickling play is about a miserly father (Lala Leechad Lal) who falls in love with Preeto, the same girl who is loved by his extravagant son (Jassi). Adding to the confusion is Nambu, the lala’s servant, one whom the Lala cannot live with or without! This will be followed by Hi-Punj, a stand-up comedy act by Sahil Kapoor and Pranav Midha. Venue: Apparel House, Epicentre, Sector - 44, Gurgaon on June 29 and 30. Time: 7 pm onwards.

Revisiting epics

Miran Production’s theatrical production presents Revisiting the Epics. The one-hour theatrical production is a unique blend of performance, dance and narrative. It revisits three significant scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, capturing the essence of the mythological lores but with thought-provoking twists! A heady concoction of love, lust, power, revenge, murder and war is brought together. This theatrical production will see performances by well-known artists, Tom Alter, Charu Sharma, Bhavini Mishra and Chander Khanna. Venue: India Habitat Centre on June 29.

Tragic play

Theatreworms Productions presents Rang Reh Jaata Hai, a Hindi play about Alka Banerjee, a schoolteacher and the sole-provider of her family, who stays in a modest flat in suburban Kolkata. Her husband has been crippled in a tragic accident for last eight years as she has struggled to make ends meet – all for her husband and her adopted son and daughter. Venue: Muktadhara Auditorium, Banga Sanskriti Bhavan, Bhai Veer Singh Marg on June 28 and 29. Time: 7pm onwards. For entry passes contact Dipankar – 9811924416; Kaushik – 9810620971.

Chekhovian twist

Asmita Theatre Group presents Neil Simons’s Log Baag, a hindi play directed by Arvind Gaur. The play depicts the myriad moods, class distinctions and various shades of mind and attitudes of people. It is a play with eight short stories of Chekhov woven together, each individualy depicting a slice of life. Yet, the common thread that binds them together is the essential conflict between ‘What should be’ and ‘What is’ and also the typical Chekhovian end that undercuts each story as a very last moment.

Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road on June 29.
Time: 7:30 pm.

POTPOURRI

Mango mania


Delhi Tourism on behalf of Government of NCT of Delhi will be hosting the 25th International Mango Festival. Venue: Dilli Haat, Pitampura from today till June 30. Time: 11 am- 9 pm

Future agenda

Exchange4media invites you to Impact Careers360, a conference on future of talent in media and communication industry. The event focuses on bridging the growing gap between skills and talent, making education relevant to the industry, preparing gen Next journalists, identifying and catering to the need for talent in the electronic and digital media. Venue: The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon, today. Time: 9 am to 6 pm. For registration contact: 8826943067

Solo project

Groove to the soulful beats and amazing folk rock music played by Dualist Inquiry. Watch him burn the stage with his electrifying performance. Dualist Inquiry is the brainchild and solo project of Sahej Bakshi, a music producer, guitarist and cerebral agent who graduated from the Thornton Music School at USC in Los Angeles. Since returning to India in 2010, Sahej has grown to be considered one of the leading producers and live performers of electronic music. Venue: Fio, The Garden of Five Senses, M B Road on June 29. Time: 9pm onwards.

Comedy night

blueFROG and The Comedy Store present a stand-up comic night - Comedy To Go with Varun Thakur, Vipul Goyal and Sanjay Manaktala. Venue: Blue Frog, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli, today. Time: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Entry is of Rs 800. For information and reservations: +91 11 30800300

Music appreciation


Mums At Work presents Appreciation of Music, a panel discussion by eminent panelists. The discussion will include a talk on Hindustani classical music, Carnatic music and engaging people in an interactive session for a complete experience.
Venue: Epicentre, Sec-44, Gurgaon, today. Time: 7:30 pm. Seating on first-come first-served basis.

On stage

Caferati at Habitat presents The Open Mike Series. Perform your own work, in any of the languages of the National Capital Region. Poetry, fiction, diatribes, songs, it’s all good. You get two minutes, and the microphone; the rest is up to you. Venue: Amphitheatre, IHC, Lodhi Road, today. Time: 7 pm.
Entry is free.

Perspectives of femininity

Israeli Embassy presents ‘Kindling’, a multicultural performance by seven female artists of different nationalities representing dance, theatre and music. Kindling is a zoom into different perspectives of femininity and women empowerment. It is the result of a two month creation process in India as part of the 2nd Home- India project, managed by Israeli choreographer, dancer and teacher Shaked Dagan.
Venue: Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road, today.

Time: 7 pm. Seating on first-come first-served
basis.

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